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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Dorris is approximately 870 (1998), 939 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 377 (1990), 364 (2010).
The amount of land area in Dorris is 1.884 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dorris to Washington DC is 2473 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 239 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dorris is positioned 41.96 degrees north of the equator and 121.91 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Dorris elevation is (at airport) 4,239 feet above sea level.
Dorris average annual precipitation is 13.06 inches peryear.
Dorris average temperature is 48.4 degrees F.
The average low temperature is (winter) 22.5 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (summer) 79.6 degrees F.


in northern California about 120 miles from Redding and 50 miles from Weed. It isjust 23 miles south of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Here is a location page for the Butte Valley which spans from the northern slopes of Mt. Shaster on the south to the Oregon border on the north. The valley includes the communities of Dorris and Macdoel,
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dry with warm summers and mild winters. There is little snowfall and when it does fall, it melts quickly. The sun shines around 275 days every year.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for the Butte Valley.

As was typical of the western United States, Dorris was settled in 1907 due to the railroad coming through the area. It was named for Presley Dorris of the D Ranch. Some of the buildings from Picard, four miles away, were moved to Dorris after the formation of the town. This was a long and difficult process using logs and poles. The town was incorporated in 1908.
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Tallest Flagpole west of the Mississippi
This flagpole is 200 feet high. Because it is buried 22 feet below ground it is able to withstand very strong winds. The Dorris Lions Club was instrumental in the flagpole's existence.
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Economy & Industry

mostly agriculture/ranching with some retail/service
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Dorris City Government

The City of Dorris
307 S. Main St.
Dorris, CA 96023
Phone - 530-397-3511

Dorris Chamber

Butte Valley Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 541
Dorris, CA, 96023
Phone: 530-397-2602
Fax: (530) 397-3711

Dorris Organizations

Butte Valley Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 541
Dorris, CA, 96023
Phone: 530-397-2602
Fax: (530) 397-3711
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The population of Dorris was:
1980 - 840
1985 - 860
1990 - 890
1995 - 890
1996 - 880
1997 - 870
1998 - 870

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